Thank you Jim Ruland, This Fair City, Trevor Dodge and Gayle Towell!

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Recap of the latest Blue Skirt Productions reading!

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We had a great time at the Addiction show on Saturday night. We got to hang out with friends old and new, listened to three incredible writers share their work and were wowed by the harmonies and musical prowess of This Fair City.

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Gayle Towell began the evening with an intense couple of chapters from her new novella, Blood Gravity. Keep an eye out for details on her upcoming book launch party in early October.Gayle will be reading her story Paper, from theBurnt Tongues Anthology on October 20, as part of Chuck Palahniuk’s Beautiful You tour at Third Place Books in Seattle. This is a ticketed event, so reserve your spot now.

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Trevor Dodge followed Gayle with two pieces that made us laugh and curl up our fists.Trevor’s book, The Laws of Averageis sixty flash fiction pieces exploring relationships and all of the absurdities, triumphs and letdowns that…

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Reading With Chuck Palahniuk in Seattle on October 20th!

I am proud to announce that I will be reading my story “Paper” from the Burnt Tongues anthology on October 20th at Third Place Books in Seattle with Chuck Palahniuk as he kicks off his Beautiful You tour! This is a ticketed event, so reserve your spot now.

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Blood Gravity Release Day!

Today is the official release day for my novella Blood Gravity, published by Blue Skirt Productions.

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If you haven’t preordered your copy, then get one now! It is currently available at all major online retailers in both print and ebook, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Special autographed copies are available by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page. (Note: I cannot ship orders outside of the US at this time. If you do not supply a US address upon purchasing, your order may be cancelled.)

Come to the Addiction show at Glyph Café in Portland, OR on September 20th at 7:30pm to hear me read an excerpt, and stay tuned for details about the release party!

Like Blood Gravity on Facebook if you haven’t already, and spread the word!

Blood Gravity Novella Soon to Be Released!

I am proud to announce the release of my novella Blood Gravity due out through Blue Skirt Productions on September 15th. Check out the book trailer:

 

 

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With a mother buried in denial and a manipulative father who sexually abused him from age ten, college sophomore Jake Smith struggles in secret with anxiety and a self-injury addiction. When emotional fallout after a disastrous family camping trip leaves Jake unable to cope, fear that his five-year-old brother may one day suffer the same abuse is the only thing that can bring him back from the edge.

 

Blood Gravity is available for preorder in both ebook and print format at all major online retailers, including Amazonamazon-buy-button_2, and Barnes and Noble barnes-and-noble-buy-button.

Click to purchase an autographed copy of Blood Gravity for $8.99 including shipping.

You can also purchase an autographed copy of Blood Gravity by clicking the link to the right (Note: I cannot ship orders outside of the US at this time. If you do not supply a US address upon purchasing, your order may be cancelled.)

 

Like Blood Gravity on Facebook! Visit the Blood Gravity page! Add to your to-read pile on Goodreads! Come hear me read an excerpt at Glyph Café in Portland, OR on September 20th at 7:30pm!

Burnt Tongues Anthology Officially Released!

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Today is the official release date of the Burnt Tongues anthology! Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club. My story “Paper” is included, which is why you should all care. Also, other talented people as well.

Read Palahniuk’s introduction to the anthology “The Power of Persisting” here.

If you have not already preordered your copy, you should run out and get it now. It is available at Barnes and Noble , Amazon , Powell’s, and many other fine booksellers.

Here’s a teaser for you from my story:

Later I’m explaining to my seat neighbor that I feel this eight-by-eleven close-up of a face with an acupuncture needle in the cheek represents how new employment is about being vulnerable to something potentially painful in the hopes it will make you better in the end.

Now, what are you waiting for?